Moonshine Ranch

Russian River Valley

Back during prohibition the owners of Moonshine Ranch used to run ‘shine on this ranch in the existing barn. The owner used to sneak out in the middle of the night, while his wife slept to tend to the still. The wife got suspicious and thought it was another woman he was going to see, so she hired a private detective to follow him. When the detective discovered he was making moonshine, he had the man arrested and thrown in jail. The barn still stands on the property today, but houses tractors now instead.


Russian River Valley
Varietals Planted
Pinot Noir
Soil Information
Soil characteristics
Clay, Clay loam with some cobble stone
101-14, 3309
115,114, 113 and starting in 2010 Reserve
Year Acquired
Year Planted
1995, 1996